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Mini vMac

🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: Mini vMac 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Tool
🗃️ Genre: Emulation 🚦 Status: Awaiting entry
🏷️ Category: Emulation ➤ Engine ➤ Apple 🍥️ Name:
🔖 Tags: Emulator; APPLE; Multi-platform; libretro compatible 📦️ Arch:
🐣️ Approx. start: 🍥️ On Deb repo:
🐤️ Latest: 📦️ Deb:
📍️ Version: Latest : 36.04 / Dev : - 📦️ RPM:
🏛️ License type: FOSS/Libre 📦️ AppImage:
🏛️ License: GPL-2+ 📦️ Snap:
🏝️ Perspective: Third person 📦️ Flatpak:
👁️ Visual: 2D ⚙️ Generic bin.: ✓
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time 📄️ Source: ✓
👫️ Played: Single 🌍️ Browser-based:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 15495 🐛️ Created: 2018-10-07
🐜️ Updated: 2021-04-10

🎥️ Videos

🐧 Linux joue / Linux plays : Novaspirit Tech,

🕸️ Links

🏡️ Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t(202xxx) ts(202xxx) gd(202xxx) id(202xxx) r(202xxx) lp(202xxx) g(202xxx) g[fr](202xxx) g[de](202xxx) g[ru](202xxx) g[pl](202xxx) g[cz](202xxx) g[sp](202xxx) g[pt](202xxx) g[it](202xxx) g[tr](202xxx)] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3]

💵 Commercial : [Support their work (Donate)]

🍩️ Resources
• Port of this engine to libretro : [Libretro (Mini vMac) (WIKI)]
• Mini vMac fork, built against SDL2 instead of SDL1, by The Last Cabra (vanfanel) : [Libretro (Mini vMac)
🛠️ Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames] [vMac]

🐘 Social
Devs (Paul C. Pratt (Gryphel) [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube]

🐝️ Related
[Wikipedia (vMac) [fr] [en] [de]]

📦️ Misc. repositories

🕵️ Reviews

📰 News / Source of this Entry (SotE) / News (SotN)

📕 Description [fr]

, par Paul C. Pratt (Gryphel).


Voir aussi / See also : Basilisk II, Mini vMac, PearPC, SheepShaver,

🌍️ Wikipedia:

vMac est un émulateur d'ordinateur Macintosh pour macOS, Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS, OS/2, NeXTSTEP, Linux / Unix, et d'autres plateformes. vMac émule un Macintosh Plus et peut faire fonctionner Mac Os de la version 1.1 à la 7.5.5. vMac supporte l'émulation des processeurs 68000-68040 ainsi que la gestion sonore, graphique, interface disquette, images de disques HFV et autre.

Certaines versions incluent aussi la gestion du CDROM ainsi qu'une gestion d'une sortie série. Cependant, le site internet de développement de vMac n'a pas bougé depuis le 8 janvier 2002. Plusieurs des adresses emails de développeurs ne sont plus actives ou ne répondent plus.

Le code source est accessible. Sa licence ne permet pas de revendre des copies du programme.

Mini vMac

Il existe aussi Mini vMac, maintenu par Paul C Pratt. Il supporte les Macintoshs 128K, 512K, 512Ke, Plus, SE et Classic, ainsi qu'un développement pour les Macintosh II, Macintosh Portable et PowerBook 100.

Éléments requis

Afin de pouvoir utiliser vMac ou Mini vMac, vous devez être en possession d'une ROM Macintosh compatible. Les fichiers des ROM Macintosh sont la propriété d'Apple Computer et ne peuvent être distribuées. On peut les récupérer via un petit logiciel permettant d'extraire la ROM du Macintosh. Un tutoriel en anglais est proposé sur le site Internet de Mini vMac.

📕 Description [en]

The Mini vMac emulator collection allows modern computers to run software made for early Macintosh computers, the computers that Apple sold from 1984 to 1996 based upon Motorola's 680x0 microprocessors. The first member of this collection emulates the Macintosh Plus.

Mini vMac began in 2001 as a spin off of the program vMac. It was originally intended to be of limited interest, a simpler version to serve as a programmers introduction to vMac. But vMac hasn’t been updated in many years, so Mini vMac may now be considered its continuation.

The “Mini” in the name now means that each emulator in the collection is as small and simple as possible. The meta program and data that generate the emulators (the Mini vMac build system) are rather bigger. Besides the Macintosh Plus, there are also emulations of the Macintosh 128K, 512K, 512Ke, SE, Classic, and SE FDHD. Work is in progress on Macintosh II emulation. There are also numerous other options.

Mini vMac requires a ROM image file to run, and so can be legally used only by those who own a 680x0 based Macintosh. This leads to the question, if you need to own the real computer to use it, what is the use of the emulator? First, a real Macintosh won’t last forever. It is common for the power supply to fail. It is still legal to use the emulation after the real computer breaks. And second, the emulation is more convenient than the real thing. It is much faster (on modern computers) and you can use a better screen, keyboard, and mouse. And it is easier to transfer files between the modern computer and the emulator.

Mini vMac is part of the Gryphel Project, about helping to preserve software made for early Macintosh computers. Another component of the Gryphel Project is a list of Alternatives to Mini vMac.

If you find Mini vMac useful, please consider helping the Gryphel Project.

🌍️ Wikipedia:

vMac was an open source emulator for Mac OS on Windows, DOS, OS/2, NeXTSTEP, Linux-Unix, and other platforms. Although vMac has been abandoned, Mini vMac, an improved spinoff of vMac, is currently developed. vMac and Mini vMac emulate a Macintosh Plus and can run Apple Macintosh System versions 1.1 to 7.5.5. vMac and Mini vMac support CPU emulation from Motorola 68000 to 68040, display output, sound, floppy disk insert, HFV image files, and more. Some vMac ports include extra features such as CD-ROM support, basic serial port (SCC) support, Gemulator ROM board support, and various performance improvements. Although the website is still in operation, most vMac development slowed to a halt in 1999, and no official releases have been made since. Many of the developer e-mail addresses listed on the website are not currently working on it.


Mini vMac, vMac's spinoff, is still being maintained and developed by Paul C. Pratt. Currently Mini vMac supports Macintosh 128K, 512K, 512Ke, Plus, SE and Classic, with active development for Macintosh II, Macintosh Portable and PowerBook 100 support. Due to complaints about the rarity of the original II,[citation needed] it also accepts Macintosh IIx and Macintosh SE/30 ROM files. The precompiled versions available for download at Mini vMac's SourceForge project emulates a Macintosh Plus with 4 MiB of RAM.

vMac and Mini vMac require a Macintosh Plus ROM file and Macintosh system software to work. Macintosh ROM files are owned by Apple and cannot be legally distributed. However, the Windows and Unix ports of vMac (not Mini vMac) support the Gemulator ROM board from Emulators Inc., which allows users to add genuine MacPlus ROM chips to their x86 machine via an ISA expansion slot. This board can also support ROM chips from other early Macintosh systems, but the publicly released versions of vMac only supported the Macintosh Plus. Macintosh system software is available from Apple's Support Downloads Website (see External links below).

As mentioned, Mini vMac also requires a specific ROM image for the computer emulation desired. A software application for these 68000 Macs may be downloaded from the Mini vMac website for retrieval of a system's ROM image, along with a complete tutorial for locating an old Mac, retrieving the ROM and working with disk images.